The last time (name) passed stools, what was done to dispose of the stools?
Child used toilet / latrine
Put / Rinsed into toilet or latrine
Put / Rinsed into drain or ditch
Thrown into garbage (solid waste)
Left in the open
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
The purpose of this question is to know what was done with the most recent stools passed by the child in the household. The safe disposal of children's stools is of particular importance because children's stools are the most likely cause of faecal contamination to the immediate household environment. Correct disposal of stools is linked with lower risks of diarrhoea.
Respondents are asked where they usually dispose of their children's stools if the child did not use the toilet facility. Circle the most appropriate code.
If the respondent states that diapers are used, then probe to establish how the diapers are disposed of.